We were 2/3 of the way home. We had stopped at Deans Marsh, our usual toilet stop, when we noticed more activity than usual. Turns out they were having sheep dog trials!
We were only there for 10 minutes or so, but was still fun to watch. Hoping to photograph more events in rural areas in the future.
This first set of pictures was taken while walking in the section from Point Bunsbury to the Barham River mouth. Next time, I will experiment with the larger ball.
Additionally: be careful when shooting in sunny conditions! I forgot this until part of my hand started to rapidly heat up.
Paradise Picnic Ground
Part of my artistic journey at Apollo Bay was to experiment with the Lenka app for black and white photography. I’m quite fond of this app… however you can’t zoom in. Additionally, it wasn’t always the best conditions to have the DSLR out.
The photos are pretty good considering all the limitations. They are definitely giving me ideas of things I could do closer to Geelong 🙂
Taken around Marengo and Barham River mouth.
Marengo. One of my favourite Apollo Bay attractions. Alas, the weather wasn’t good enough for snorkelling and the rockpools themselves were pretty bland. I had planned to experiment with black and white photography so wandered off and, well, took photos.
Many are similar to photos I’ve taken in the past. This time, however, I’ve experimented a lot more with the editing. Black and white doesn’t come naturally to me so I’m not sure that I like the photos. Regardless, this accessible stretch of coast is great for trying new photography techniques.
You may be noticing a bit of a theme with the photos from this trip. So far, we’ve shared sunset photo from our fishing spot and behind the harbour. On this night, we were actually walking to the spot behind the harbour when the sky started to look really beautiful.
Now, these photos don’t do it justice. This is largely because I’m not good with Lightroom and am trying to avoid the over-editing I often see. There is something about seeing the light hit the nearby hills that always leaves me in awe.
One of the goals with the recent visit to Apollo Bay was to explore black and white photography. I had downloaded the Lenka app on my Samsung and wanted to see how it handled different situations. One of my main problems with it was that it wouldn’t zoom in, so I wanted to test it with waves.
These photos were taken in the area directly behind the harbour and in an area a bit further up. I played around with different crops and edits. I’m pretty impressed with the level of detail in many of the shots, considering how far many of the crashing waves were. I wouldn’t have been able to use my DSLR this day because of the wind. The images were also incredibly crisp, considering the speed of the moving water.
I’ll definitely be playing around with this at other beachside locations.
Earlier this year I took some beautiful sunset photos from our fishing spot along the Barham River. I had showed them to mum before leaving on this trip and we’d agreed that we’d try to replicate it.
Unfortunately, our timing didn’t work out. We had planned to photograph here the night before, when the lighting was awesome, but opted to photograph behind the harbour instead. That worked out and I got some awesome photos. However, it meant that the light was a bit lacklustre when photographing this evening.
It wasn’t a complete loss; the scenery was beautiful and it gave me the chance to experiment with Lightroom settings. Also, there were bowerbirds in the neighbouring trees. You can’t win every time 😉
Last year, mum and I walked behind the harbour and I got great sunset photos. That time, I only had my telephoto lens and had gotten intense bursts of colour. These photos weren’t as vibrant in comparison but it was so interesting to see the light bounce off the rocks.
I also played around with black and white photography.